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Fixing Cyberpunk 2077 cost CD Projekt almost 125 million dollars

CDPR has just revealed how much they actually had to spend since Cyberpunk 2077′s initial launch, most of it on efforts to fix the game.

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Fixing a game of the caliber of Cyberpunk 2077 is very expensive, and if you don’t think so, ask CD Project. In a presentation to its investors in early October 2023, the developer revealed how much money they spent on the game after its release in pursuit of fixing its many defects and ironing out rough edges: the exorbitant figure of 120 million dollars. Below we develop this information:

CD Projekt has spent almost $125 million on Cyberpunk 2077 post-launch

That there was a huge difference between the PC and console versions of Cyberpunk 2077 Is no secret. In fact, in Meristation The PC version got a 10 out of 10 while the PS4 and Xbox One did not. However, with the launch of 2.0 and Phantom Liberty in 2023, being a complete overhaul of the game and its one and only expansion, opinions of the game are very positive.

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CD Projekt revealed at an investor meeting the total spending budget on Cyberpunk 2077 after its launch, as reported by Kotaku. The accounts are as follows:

  • The Phantom Liberty development costs were close to 63 million dollars, while the marketing of the expansion cost 21 million dollars. That’s a total of 84 million.
  • Updating the game for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S and releasing version 2.0 has cost around 40 million dollars.

Summarizing: CD Projekt has invested almost $125 million in Cyberpunk 2077 after its launch, both to fix it and to provide it with new content. The idea is to leave the game polished to the maximum so that it becomes profitable with continuous sales over time. in a similar way to what already happened with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and its expansions years after its launch. Only time will tell if the move works out well for the company.